“For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.” (Psalm 92:4- God works in Individual History)
The redemptive actions of God brought the worshiper gladness, and He celebrated the faithfulness of God in the constant revelation of His love for His people through deeds of mercy and salvation. The joy the believer experiences is based upon God’s unfailing presence and work in all that happens. The history of God’s acts for His people brings joy and hop to individual worshipers.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Dear Abba, this verse is a reminder of Your love and care for us, your believers. As believers, we sing our praises of joy at the very works of Your hands, Abba. Today we continue to pray our troops serving in faraway lands and those in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, that a peaceful solution might be found and let the fighting be silenced. We also pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, and for those we don’t know. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Do not ask to know God’s will until you are ready to follow it.”
“I cry to you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of h living.’ Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.” (Psalm 143:5-6 –God works in Individual History)
Present historical conditions do not reveal the ultimate reality of history. Historical memories of what God has done must line on to kindle hopes of what He is going to do. God can and will do what He pleases to bring about His purposes.
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1 – God works in Individual History )
Individual hope does not come in length of days or accomplishments of all plans. God controls each individual’s destiny. We will never fulfill all our plans. Our only source of pride and security is in God Almighty.
SECOND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.’ (Luke 1:25–God works in Individual History)
God’s saving acts bring new hope to individuals. With the encounter of Gabriel brought the news that though Elizabeth was well beyond child bearing age and her husband, Zechariah was well beyond age to produce a child, and that child would be the “one crying out in the wilderness,” that the Messiah was coming and to get ready. He works mighty deeds in individual lives as well as in international political affairs.